Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 7:22 AM (in response to Tim Baker)
Nope - the 25k song limit is for *any* non store purchased tracks regardless of source or match. If you have 25,001 or more of said tracks it won't let you activate ITM at all.
See more like this for further discussions regarding work arounds.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 1:35 PM (in response to Tim Baker)
Shawn is correct. The 25,000 track limit is for songs not purchased from the iTunes Store. For example, I have 13,737 tracks in my iTunes library. Of those tracks about 5000 are purchased from the iTunes Store. So the remainder will count towards the limit.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2011 11:51 AM (in response to Tim Baker)
Add my vote for a solution for those of us with large music libraries. I'd happily pay more for this service.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to Tim Baker)
Yeah, I just subscribed to match on one of my new computers with only 300+ songs, but when i got to my main computer which has well over the 25000 limit and got the error message while trying to get that started up, so i pretty much screwed myself there, but i would gladly purchase another 25000 limit if they would allow me to on the same account.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to Tim Baker)
Having eagerly awaited for ITM I am about to embark on importing my CD library onto iTunes, however as I have in the region of 4000 original albums to work with I am also going to exceed the 25,000 song limit. I am happy to purchase additional storage or have a 'premium' ITM account if Apple makes these add-on services available. I'd also like to be able to share my library with other members of my household.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to Tim Baker)
I'm also eagerly awayted for ITM and embarked on importing my entire itunes (previously I imported my entires CD collection into it) library, however the 25.000 song limit is not enough to cover. I am also happy to purchase additional storage or have a 'primium" ITM account if Apple makes it avaiable.
As for Apps I would I'd also like to be able to share my library with other members of my household.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
Here is the wording taken directly from the iTunes Store Policy, which can be found here: http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html
It sure sounds to me like songs you get from sources other than iTunes do not count against the 25k limit as long as they are currently available on the iTunes Service (e.g. they are "matched").
"iTunes Match works with libraries that contain up to 25,000 songs which are either not currently available on the iTunes Service, or (ii) not purchased from the iTunes Service with your Account. Songs with quality less than 96 kbps or that are not authorized for your computer are not eligible for iTunes Match."
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 12:11 AM (in response to e5c4p3artist)
I don't agree with you. The only songs that don't count towards 25k limit are songs purchased from iTunes store. All other song whether matched or uploaded count towards limit.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 12:21 AM (in response to Tim Baker)
How do you know that 30,000 have been matched when limit is 25,000?
I have 31,500 songs in my iTunes library. 20% were purchased from iTunes store, 60% matched, the rest uploaded.
So I have just under 25,000 tracks that we're not purchased from iTunes store. If I try to add more than 25k I get a warning that the limit has been exceeded.